Russia Trying To Undermine Biden In Election, White House Intel Report Says

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The report indicates that Russian efforts include undermining Joe Biden and boosting President Trump.

An intelligence report released by the director of National Intelligence on Friday indicates that “Russia is once again interfering in the U.S. election, trying to covertly undermine Joe Biden,” according to The Los Angeles Times.

  • Moscow is employing a “range of measures” in its effort, The Times reported, including “the spread of claims about corruption in Ukraine.” The newspaper also noted that “President Trump and his Republican allies have seized on some of those same Ukraine-related allegations in an attempt to harm Biden’s candidacy.”
  • The intelligence report also states that “some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump’s candidacy on social media and Russian television.”
  • These conclusions “represent the most detailed public description of foreign influence operations targeting this year’s presidential election” and reinforce “concerns that Russia is once again trying to boost Trump, whom it favored over Hillary Clinton in 2016,” The Times reported.

“Our election should be our own,” said a statement from William R. Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Office. “Foreign efforts to influence or interfere with our elections are a direct threat to the fabric of our democracy.”

  • The intelligence report also includes information on China and Iran, which officials believe “are also attempting to influence the election, but in opposition to Trump.”

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Joe Biden still translates into an establishment Democrat with thinly veiled ties to formidable corporate interests and who’s not going to adequately improve the poor person’s lot in life. Yet another leader who will speak the language our capitalist-system politicians speak and understand best every time—big money.
Thus I find it arrogant to anticipate that low-incomed citizens will vote for any such “moderate” candidate in order to satisfy financially well-to-do or comfortably middle-class Democrats’ intense desire (which I happen to share) to have voted-out an undesirable incumbent president—all the while the low-income demographic receives little or no real alleviation from poverty due to stagnantly small wages.
Although many (including me) tell our elected officials to, for example, deny the fossil fuel industry’s further expansion, the governing representatives unfortunately are not so free to deny the politically potent resource extractors their profitable goals.
Not helping matters, almost all of our information is still produced and/or shared with us by concentrated corporate-owned media that seems overly preoccupied with the economy and job creation and losses.
However refreshingly sincere the intent of a campaigning politician and party to implement progressive policies, I see Western democracy elected state heads as basically confined to being but symbolically in charge of the most power entrenched and saturated national interests and institutions.


When we classify people, we are lost!

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